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Glossary

RANZCP
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. A medical college that trains doctors to become psychiatrists. Advocates and informs the community on mental health issues.
recovery
The process of getting back to an enjoyable and fulfilled life.
referral
Where one health writes a formal letter to another health professional, asking them to see a patient.
registrar
A medical doctor who has completed medical school and is working in a hospital. May or may not be training to become a specialist doctor.
rehab
Short for rehabilitation. An intensive period of treatment for addiction in a facility like a hospital. In rehab you will have professionals on hand to help with detox, psychological treatment (talking therapies) and medication.
relapse
When someone’s mental illness symptoms come back. Relapse is to be expected and can be planned for so that you can continue to recover.
relapse
When someone’s mental illness symptoms come back. Relapse is to be expected and can be planned for so that you can continue to recover.
repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
A medical treatment for depression and other mental illnesses. It involves applying magnets on the scalp. The magnets induce small electrical currents in the brain.
restraint
When a person is physically restricted from moving around, for example by someone holding them, through medication, or by being strapped down.
risk factor
In medicine, it means things about a person that make it more likely they will become unwell. It could be being underweight or overweight, having a family history, or poor diet for example.